Ohana Festival Announces 2019 Lineup: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Eddie Vedder, The Strokes, More

first_imgThe fourth annual Ohana Festival will be held at Dana Point, CA’s Doheny State Beach, set to go down on September 27th-29th, 2019.Ohana Festival will feature headlining performances from Red Hot Chili Peppers, Eddie Vedder, and The Strokes. The three-day oceanside festival will also see performances from Tash Sultana, Incubus, Nathaniel Ratleiff & The Night Sweats, Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real, LP, Jenny Lewis, Jacob Banks, Glen Hansard, Mudhoney, Devendra Banhart, White Reaper, Sunflower Bean, Dustin Kensrue, Jesse Jo Stark, L.A. Witch, Fontaines D.C., Donovan Frankenreiter, Benjamin Booker, Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers, The Messthetics, Madison Ryann Ward, Paul Cauthen, Erin Rae, Jonny Roundhouse, Poolside, Mt. Joy, Lewis Capaldi, Las Cafeteras, Jack Irons, Henry Jamison, John Craigie, and Gretta Ray.Ohana Festival organizers will donate a portion of proceeds from the festival to the San Onofre Parks Foundation, a California non-profit that cooperatively works with the California State Parks to develop, preserve and enhance the recreation and experience of California’s unique and beautiful coastal parks. Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 8th at 10 a.m. (PST) here.last_img read more

Seeking public openness

first_imgFour of the teams that took part in a hackathon at the MIT Media Lab last weekend will go on to present their practical solutions for reducing institutional corruption to a conference at Harvard Law School later this spring.“You did an extraordinary amount of work and solved an extraordinary amount of problems since Friday,” said Bill English, research director for the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics. The hackathon was organized by center and the MIT Center for Civic Media with the goal of turning academic ideas into tangible solutions to problems that lead institutions astray from their original missions.A team called Unearth won the competition, second place went to WeCott, and CampaignCon and Open Think Tank tied for third. The teams of volunteers ― who included students, retirees, members of the government, legal, and medical communities ― varied in size from two to about 20 people.Scholars, researchers, news reporters, and activists have contributed to the Safra Center’s five-year project under the direction of Lawrence Lessig, studying, mapping, and looking for solutions to the institutional corruption that takes place in all corners of the globe. The project will culminate with a two-day conference, “Ending Institutional Corruption,” at Harvard Law School in May. Judges initially planned to let top three teams present their proposals at the conference, but the ideas were so strong that the organizers decided to let all four teams give at least an abbreviated report.“Part of our effort is to take research from the ivory tower and take it to the real world and have an impact,” English said. “Talking to my colleagues, they have been blown away by how productive these 2½ days have been.”Participants started the weekend brainstorming ideas, then broke into groups to work on solutions, said Heidi H. Carrell, coordinator for the Lab at the MIT Center. “We want real, usable tools that will have an impact,” Carrell said. “That’s part of the judging criteria.”Projects addressed issues in government and law; medicine and public health; finance and economics; or nonprofits and academia. Teams within each category worked on their own solutions.In the medicine and public health field, Christopher Robertson’s Unearth team developed an easy way to show doctors — who often look more critically at a report if they know it was funded by a pharmaceutical company — how research studies for new pharmaceuticals are funded. Research projects bankrolled by the National Institutes of Health or independent sources can be expected to be more objective in their conclusions than industry-funded studies, he said, but funding sources and information on whether an author received additional pay from a company can be buried in fine print. Unearth’s program is already available through the Chrome store and can easily be downloaded by doctors and hospital.WeCott created a social platform to help the public boycotts businesses indulging in unfair pricing, poor worker treatment, or other questionable practices. “One of the tools we have to fight corporate corruption is boycotting,” said team member Joseph Schiavone. “But there are certain barriers to boycotting to keep it from being a widely used tool,” including lack of awareness that a problem exists, and not seeing results from a boycott. WeCott’s website shows which companies the public is boycotting, and why.Paul Jorgensen’s CampaignCon focused on tracking federal campaign finance data so the public can see how corporations donate to politicians through a web of private contributions, corporations, and political action committees. The service retrieves weekly updates from FEC reporting and looks for shifts in donations.Brooke Williams led team Open Think Tank, which worked on the website thinktankdonors.org and an app that searches for and explains foreign governments’ donations to nonprofit and academic think tanks.The hackathon was the brainchild of Williams, an investigative reporter who is now a fellow at public narrative at Harvard.“The best way to help my colleagues was to organize a hackathon where we could bring technologists — and not just technologists but those who want to make a difference — together with amazing thinkers,” Williams said.last_img read more

Saint Mary’s hosts Math Week events

first_imgThis week, the Saint Mary’s math club is hosting a series of events to show Belles they can count on one another.Math Week consists of math-based events centered on creating shared experiences between Belles — with a mathematical twist, Pi Mu Epsilon math society president and senior Arianna Iannuzzi said in an email.The conclusion of the week’s events consists of math professor Cheryl Periton’s workshop, “Counting Table/Counters Workshop,” on how people performed large computations before the invention of the calculator Thursday night, free bagels and coffee Friday morning and the rescheduled math relay race Monday night. Iannuzzi said she participates in Math Week events due to the sense of community she feels throughout the week and the recognition it provides for women of the past.“I personally take note of Math Week because it is a time for me to celebrate what I love with the people that I love,” Iannuzzi said. “It is a great feeling being near people who appreciate what you appreciate. I also take part in it because I recognize the struggle women in math have had to face throughout history. I am glad that I am so privileged to be at a beautiful college and supported in my study of mathematics, but I recognize this, for a long time, was not the case. I think that even if people don’t consider themselves a ‘math person,’ they should participate in the week because this week is a celebration for the progress women and society have made. I think there is more to learn from the mathematical community than just math.”Iannuzzi said the week has occured every year she has attended Saint Mary’s, and she attributes its longevity to the students and faculty of the math department.“I think what keeps this tradition going is the amazing faculty and students the math department has,” she said. “We make sure to tell and inform and include the younger students in our events so that they will carry on the tradition once we are gone. I am aware of how beneficial this department has been for me and my future, and I want to make sure that these traditions continue so that younger women feel this same way.”Junior math major Madeleine Corcoran said in an email that Math Week is the culmination of positive experiences she had with those in the department.“Saint Mary’s math department is a very supportive community,” she said. “The professors take so much time to work with each of us and really form relationships with one another. Math can be very challenging, so it tends to bond us together. Math Week truly brings the math community together in addition to other students on campus, which makes the week fun.”Students do not need to pursue a major in math to be a part of the club or partake in the week’s activities. Iannuzzi said she encourages everyone to join.“I would just add that we really encourage all people and majors to be involved in math club and Math Week,” she said. “It is my hope that people never feel as if they have to study math to be involved. We are really just a club that looks to promote and celebrate the accomplishments of the strong women around us.”Tags: Math, Math Week, Pi Mu Epsilon, SMC Math Clublast_img read more

How accountability can help you succeed

first_imgAnyone who’s ever decided to start a weight-loss program on January 1st of any year, knows it’s not easy to drop those extra pounds. Heck, it’s not even easy to regularly use that new gym membership once February arrives. If you’re tackling a personal or professional challenge, it helps to be held accountable by a friend or colleague that you trust. Here are 4 benefits of accountability you should think about before you try to achieve that goal all alone.Accountability battles distraction: There will always be something that tries to steal your time away. When it comes to your personal life, it’s easy to get distracted by everything going on around you. When a goal is a difficult one, you have to do what it takes to keep yourself focused and engaged. If you know someone is going to call you out on your progress, it’s a lot easier to keep your eyes on the prize.Accountability provides a cheering section: Anyone you’re comfortable enough with to let them hold you accountable, is obviously someone who cares enough about you to support you in your journey to achieving your goal. Some days you don’t want to do the things you need to do (like go to the gym), but lucky for you, there’s someone in your corner. Look for your accountability partner to provide motivation when you can’t provide your own. You say “I can’t,” but they’ll be there to say “Yes, you can.”Accountability ends dumb excuses: It’s almost comical how many times we create an excuse to not do something, and feel it justifies our decision. “I’ve got a free afternoon tomorrow, so I’ll do it then instead” turns into “I really need to do this instead of that,” and your task keeps getting pushed back further and further. When someone is holding you accountable, they’ll say things like “That’s a stupid excuse.” When someone’s that honest and upfront with you, it helps you get stuff done.Accountability provides more brain power: When you’re trying to tackle a challenge, you can sometimes get lost on your journey. Having someone to bounce ideas off of and help you navigate the difficult times, can be a HUGE benefit. Don’t try to go it alone when there’s no reason to. 34SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img read more

State added, Delaware, D.C. removed from N.Y. quarantine list

first_imgAnyone traveling to New York from a state on the list must self-quarantine for two weeks. Quarantine applies to any state with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents or a state with a 10 percent or higher positivity rate over a seven-day-rolling average. AlaskaAlabamaArkansasArizonaCaliforniaFloridaGeorgiaIowaIdahoIllinoisIndianaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMarylandMinnesotaMissouriMississippiMontanaNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaNebraskaNew MexicoNevadaOhioOklahomaPuerto RicoRhode IslandSouth CarolinaTennesseeTexasUtah VirginiaWashingtonWisconsin Full list: (WBNG) — Rhode Island has been added to New York’s two-week quarantine list and Delaware and Washington D.C. have removed.last_img read more

Repsol swings to loss as asset impairments bite

first_imgThese were partially compensated by the connection of new wells in Marcellus (USA) and the acquisition of an additional 63 per cent of working interest in Eagle Ford (USA) in December 2019. This was primarily due to the stoppage of production in Libya, lower gas demand in Bolivia, Peru and Indonesia caused by Covid-19 as well as the shutdown of Akacias (Colombia), Chauvin (Canada) and the reduction of production in Duvernay (Canada) due to low prices, the Piedemonte license expiration (Colombia), maintenance programs and the natural decline of fields. Consequently, the company has liquidity of 9.762 billion euros, representing 2.43 times the short-term maturities. Thanks to the measures adopted as part of its Resilience Plan, which included additional reductions in operating costs, Repsol reduced its net debt during the last quarter to 3.987 billion euros. Repsol’s Upstream production reached an average of 640 kboe/d in the second quarter of 2020, 55 kboe/d lower year-on-year. For the 2Q 2020, Repsol booked a loss of about 2 billion euros compared to a profit of 525 million euros in 2Q 2019. The result was mainly due to impairments in the Upstream segment and the impact of the inventory effect. Spanish oil and gas company Repsol booked a loss in the second quarter of the year after being forced to re-evaluate its upstream assets due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and the low oil price environment. center_img Repsol’s new average price deck for the period 2020 to 2050, in real terms of 2020, stands at 59.6 $/bbl Brent and 3.3 $/Mbtu Henry Hub. Furthermore, in light of this decrease and during a period of financial prudence, the company has reformulated its forecast for future crude and gas prices and adjusted the value of its Upstream assets which is reflected in special items results of -1.585 billion euros. Accordingly, the company’s net loss for the first half of the year stood at 2.484 billion euros. Repsol said on Thursday that the collapse in the prices of raw materials during the first half of the year affected the valuation of its inventories, with a negative effect of 1.088 billion euros. This is around 500 million euros less than that registered as of 31 March.last_img read more

Scholes: England should copy Reds

first_img Press Association An English core helped Liverpool come within a whisker of winning the Barclays Premier League last season, and S teven Gerrard, Raheem Sterling, Jordan Henderson, Daniel Sturridge and Glen Johnson were rewarded for their form in the campaign by being called up to the England World Cup squad. Scholes, who won 66 caps, admires the attacking style of play Liverpool have adopted under Brendan Rodgers and he thinks all five Reds players should start for England in their World Cup opener against Italy. “It would be refreshing for England to adopt Liverpool’s attacking mentality in Brazil. Really go for it,” the former Manchester United midfielder wrote on his Paddy Power blog. “That means certainly four, and possibly five, Liverpool players in the England starting XI against Italy on June 14. “South Africa in 2010 was so negative with boring draws. Nothing seemed to happen. England fans, and myself as an England fan, would rather 3-all games than dull, nil-nil draws. I’d love to see Roy be brave enough to play like Liverpool (or Man United teams of the past). “The thing I admired most (about Liverpool) was the swagger of their play and how they terrorised opponents, which reminded me of United at their best.” Scholes’ former manager Sir Alex Ferguson revealed in his autobiography that he did not sign Henderson for Manchester United because he was concerned his running style would cause him problems later in career. Scholes, however, believes Henderson is a “diamond of a lad”. “He’s a player others appreciate having around them on the pitch,” Scholes added. “He’ll sacrifice himself for the attacking talent in a team like Liverpool. He’s not what you call ‘world class’, but Henderson could be key to England controlling the ball and using it effectively.” The only player in the Liverpool quintet who Scholes thinks may not be up to the job is Johnson. “The question mark is Glen Johnson at right back,” Scholes said. “It’s probably Phil Jones’ best position right now, even though Jones could still develop into a great centre half. “Johnson had just two assists for Liverpool last season so did not provide a genuine attacking threat, whatever the perception.” Scholes is positive about England’s chances of doing well in Brazil, but he is worried about a lack of cover for Gerrard, who turns 34 on Friday. Scholes thinks 35-year-old Frank Lampard lacks the energy and discipline to carry out the deep-lying playmaker role Gerrard has now assumed for club and country. He thinks Roy Hodgson should have therefore included his former team-mate Michael Carrick in his 23. “Not bringing Michael Carrick is a mistake,” the 39-year-old said. “If there’s an injury to Gerrard nobody jumps out to replace him, assuming Roy considers the Liverpool approach. I don’t see Henderson, Frank Lampard or Jack Wilshere playing Gerrard’s role. “At a certain age, you can’t bomb forward any more. If you have the talent, you learn to stay back and dictate the pace of a match, and your game. That’s the big difference between Steven and Lampard, for example. “I’m not sure Lampard has the ability to control a game. He’s always someone who’s up trying to score goals.” In the blog Scholes also poked fun at Yaya Toure’s threat to leave Manchester City because of a perceived lack of respect shown to him by the club’s owners on the day of his 31st birthday. “It was comical,” Scholes said. “It’s quite embarrassing, really. I can’t remember Man United players acting like this.” Paul Scholes believes England must play like Liverpool if they are to have any chance of winning the World Cup.last_img read more

Disney Employee Faces Charge for Enticing Girl for Sex

first_imgThe phrase “the happiest place on Earth” apparently had a different meaning for one Central Florida man.According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office there, 40-year-old Frederick Pohl, Jr., an employee at Disney’s Magic Kingdom, faces a charge of soliciting a young girl for sex.Specifically, federal authorities arrested him on charges of transferring obscene materials to a minor as well as attempting to entice a minor.Investigators say that Pohl had condoms and a child-sized pink dress with him when he was arrested at an Orlando hotel this week.They add that he had been chatting online with an undercover federal agent who was posing as an eight-year-old girl. During those interactions, Pohl sent explicit photos of himself, and then arranged to meet the girl in person.A TV report says that he was investigated 12 years ago for “attempted exploitation of minor children.” At the time, he told investigators that he worked at a theme park, and that his job was to secure lap bars on the rides.Pohl, who lives in Clermont, Florida, faces up to life in federal prison if he is convicted.Disney has not commented on the matter.last_img read more

How Did Democrats get from Locking up ‘Superpredators’ to Defunding the Police?

first_imgIn the wake of George Floyd’s death while in police custody and the justified protests that followed, many on the left are calling for criminal justice reform and the drastic measure of defunding the police. President Trump disagrees with the left and Monday declared during a White House roundtable with members of law enforcement: The police are doing a “fantastic” job.“There won’t be defunding, there won’t be dismantling of our police and there is not going to be any disbanding of our police,” he said at the afternoon event.“We want to make sure we don’t have any bad actors in there, and sometimes, you’ll see some horrible things like we witnessed recently, but 99 — I say 99.9, but let’s go with 99% of them are great, great people, and they’ve done jobs that are record setting — record setting,” Trump said.December, 2018, President Trump signed of the First Step Act, which addresses the disparities of federal sentencing guidelines that are especially harsh on repeat black offenders. It was the Democrats during the Clinton administration that established the “three strike rule” to lock up habitual offenders for life. Many of these suspects were minorities simply guilty of committing survival crimes. Now, the Dems want to defund the police.How did the Democrats end up here? Part of the problem dates to the 1994 crime bill, which Joe Biden spearheaded, as the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and President Bill Clinton signed into law. The bill was a response to alarming rates of violent crime and the counter Republican accusations that Democrats were soft on the issue. It included an assault-weapons ban and the Violence Against Women Act, but it also imposed harsh federal sentences and mandatory “three strikes” rules. Hillary Clinton has been in public service most of her life, but during her 2016 presidential campaign she was blasted for a term she used for criminals in 1996, “superpredators,” saying that “we have to bring them to heel.” Now, nearly three decades later, Joe Biden faces his own third strike as he makes his third run for the White House. Biden must answer for his role in legislation that criminal justice experts and his critics say helped lay the groundwork for the mass incarceration that has devastated America’s black communitie“It doesn’t matter whether or not they’re the victims of society,” Mr. Biden said in 1993, adding, “I don’t want to ask, ‘What made them do this?’ They must be taken off the street.”Today’s roundtable comes on the heels of Minneapolis City Council announcing Sunday that it would disband the city’s police force in the wake of Floyd’s death and long-standing issues with police conduct.The issue of criminal justice will have a major impact on the 2020 election. The quesrion is not whether black voters will vote for Biden or Trump, bit whether they will be inspired to vote show up to the polls at all.last_img read more

Fired-up Stokes puts England in command

first_img(REUTERS)-An inspired Ben Stokes revived England with ball and bat on the third day against Bangladesh on Saturday to put the visitors firmly in control of the opening test in Chittagong.Stokes produced a brilliant effort to complete figures of 4-26 on a pitch largely unresponsive to pace bowling, triggering a batting collapse as Bangladesh were dismissed for 248 to give England a first-innings lead of 45.`Stokes then walked in to bat with England tottering on 46 for four in the second innings and propped up his team with a fighting 85.At stumps, England had reached 228 for eight for an overall lead of 273. Chris Woakes (11) and Stuart Broad were unbeaten at the crease.Scoring runs was becoming increasingly difficult on the spinning track at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium and England suffered early losses in their second innings.The touring side were in dire straits at 62 for five but Stokes added 127 for the sixth wicket with Jonny Bairstow (47), hitting six fours and three sixes before he fell lbw to Shakib Al Hasan.Left-arm spinner Shakib (5-79) picked up his 15th five-wicket haul in tests, making amends for playing a rash shot to get out in the morning.Shakib (31) also claimed the wickets of Ben Duckett, Joe Root, Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid.Earlier, the hosts looked as if they would get their noses in front when they resumed on 221 for five but England needed just over an hour to bundle them out.Shakib danced out to Moeen’s off-spin on the second delivery of the day but was nowhere near the ball and was stumped by yards.Stokes swung the ball, adding the wickets of debutant Sabbir Rahman, Mehedi and Kamrul Islam to his tally.Moeen finished with 3-75 as Bangladesh lost their last six wickets for 27 runsENGLAND 1st innings 293 (M. Ali 68, J. Bairstow 52; M. Hasan 6-80) Bangladesh 1st innings (Overnight: 221-5)T. Iqbal c Bairstow b Batty 78I. Kayes b Ali 21M. Haque c Stokes b Ali 0Mahmudullah c Root b Rashid 38M. Rahim c Bairstow b Stokes 48S. Al Hasan st Bairstow b Ali 31Sh. Islam c Broad b Rashid 2Sa. Rahman c Cook b Stokes 19M. Hasan lbw b Stokes 1T. Islam not out 3K. Rabbi b Stokes 0Extras (b-2 lb-4 w-1) 7Total (all out, 86 overs) 248Fall of wickets: 1-29 I. Kayes,2-29 M. Haque,3-119 Mahmudullah,4-163 T. Iqbal,5-221 M. Rahim,6-221 S. Al Hasan,7-238 Sh. Islam,8-239 M. Hasan,9-248 Sa. Rahman,10-248 K. RabbiBowling:S. Broad 8 – 2 – 12 – 0,G. Batty 17 – 1 – 51 – 1,C. Woakes 7 – 2 – 15 – 0(w-1),A. Rashid 16 – 1 – 58 – 2,M. Ali 22 – 4 – 75 – 3, B. Stokes 14 – 5 – 26 – 4,J. Root 2 – 0 – 5 – 0.ENGLAND 2nd inningsA. Cook c Mahmudullah b M. Hasan 12B. Duckett c M. Haque b Al Hasan 15J. Root lbw b Al Hasan 1G. Ballance c Kayes b T. Islam 9M. Ali c Rahim b Al Hasan 14B. Stokes lbw b Al Hasan 85J. Bairstow b Rabbi 47C. Woakes not out 11A. Rashid lbw b Al Hasan 9S. Broad not out 10Extras (b-2 lb-8 pen-5) 15Total (for 8 wickets, 76 overs) 228Fall of wickets: 1-26 A. Cook,2-27 J. Root,3-28 B. Duckett,4-46 G. Ballance,5-62 M. Ali,6-189 J. Bairstow,7-197 B. Stokes,8-213 A. RashidTo bat: G. BattyBowling: M. Hasan 18 – 1 – 54 – 1,S. Al Hasan 31 – 7 – 79 – 5, T. Islam 15 – 2 – 40 – 1,K. Rabbi 8 – 0 – 24 – 1, Mahmudullah 1 – 0 – 6 – 0,Sh. Islam 3 – 0 – 10 – 0.last_img